A new study of autistic children indicate they often are born to mothers carrying antibodies that bind to proteins involved in brain development. http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/36379/title/Maternal-Antibodies-Linked-to-Autism/
Why would mothers have these antibodies in the first place if these weren’t produced as a defense? In addition to that, it’s also been found that neurodiversity is related to autoimmune disease, probably for similar reasons. Nothing is mentioned in the news release about autoimmune diseases being related to autism, but they obviously don’t understand the implications of the study. Sure, this might be curable, but the cause is not a disordered immune system of mother or infant, rather points to gene incompabilities between mother and father.